Monsanto Malawi warns on fake seed vending

Monsanto Malawi has called upon the general public to assist in raising alarms on fake seed vending in this year’s seed-selling season. This...

67% Fisp fertilizer already on the market

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security says 67 percent of the fertiliser for the Farm Input Subsidy Programme (Fisp) has so far been...

Poor planning haunts subsidy programme, says Jumbe

An agriculturalist says damage control on the irregularities in the Fertiliser Input Subsidy Programme will not yield much result. The observation from the president of...

The problem with Malawi’s state-subsidized maize surplus: Nutrition

Malawi is fixated on maize, but Kristof and Stacia Nordin aim to change that. They say native crops would bring variety and abundance...

Malawi 2012 Farm Input Subsidy Programme starts

Malawi government on Tuesday kick-started the 2012 farm-input subsidy programme aimed at helping poor subsistence farmers achieve food security. Launching the programme in the...

Malawi tobacco production, economic reactor

Malawi's economy is based primarily on the agricultural sector, which employs about 85% of the workforce.In 2013, the growth was 5% through improved agricultural...

THE POOR PAY INDIRECTLY FOR SUBSIDISED FERTILIZERS IN MALAWI

Oftentimes, poor citizens think subsidized fertilizers provided by government are free gifts. This is what our chiefs tell the poor in the villages...

US$125 million for Shire River Basin Conservation

The World Bank has provided the Malawi government with US$125 million, about K33 billion, to improve land and water management along the country’s...

Child labour: the tobacco industry’s smoking gun

In Malawi and beyond, child workers as young as five are being exposed to the toxic dangers of tobacco harvesting At the height of...

Tobacco market opens March 11

Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) says this year's tobacco selling market season is expected to open on March 11, 2013. TCC Spokesperson Juliana Chidumu said on...

Govt cancels subsidy fertiliser contracts to Mulli, Masangwi and others

overnment has cancelled prospective fertiliser procurement contracts for farm input subsidy which were supposed to be awarded to 20 suppliers. which included Mulli...

Farmers Advised to Plant Weather Resistant Crops

In a bid to adapt to climate change, farmers in Chiradzulu and surrounding districts have been asked to be planting Dekalb maize seed for...

Malawi expects around 50% increase in maize surplus this season

Malawi expects its maize surplus to increase by nearly 50 percent this season, the minister of agriculture said on Tuesday, a rare economic bright...

Malawi sugar group to invest $40m to kick-start Nkhata Bay cane...

Malawi’s Limphasa Sugar Corporation plans to invest $40-million to kick-start sugar cane production in the northern lakeshore district of Nkhata Bay in 2013....

Tendering Malawi’s Natural Resources

The unkempt grass stirs restlessly in the background, as the multi-directional winds produce snaky noise in the after-math of their collision with tree-leaves....

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR MALAWI BASED SMEs

Reputable Small and medium Entrepreneurs stand to benefit from United States based entrepreneurs who have expressed interest to invest in the country. The National Association...

UK pledges £35m to Malawi and Zimbabwe

The UK is to provide £35m to Malawi and Zimbabwe to alleviate the "looming food crisis" in southern Africa. International development minister Lynne Featherstone, who...

Farm Radio plants seeds of success for struggling farmers

TV sets, computers and smartphones are hard to find in Sangano, Malawi, but farmers here are using an age-old mass communication tool to learn...